Archive for the 'D' Category

Cruel boy, is aught beyond thy powers? Was grausamer Junge ist deiner Macht nicht verstattet?

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011



Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Reading Jullien’s book on Chinese art* I find a certain tendency sympathetic: to speak of something “big” which is not opposed to something “small”. I’d like to invite you to think of forces which push and pull without attacking and blessing other bodies; like a force which is not conceived in terms of clashes and strikes.


Braque, Picasso, Holes

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Duchamp: These young artists definitely want more than just painting. Degas said this about Braque and Picasso. Today, we are allowed to do so much more. I feel entangled, endangered, handicapped by the possibilities to act and to perform as an artist.



Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I’m skeptical. Contemporary artistic practice is a self referential system. It’s a game of recombinations. Its relation to the art market obstructs the chance of any critical approach to the regulation of today’s society.

Duchamp: You’re jealous. Because as a writer you don’t have the chance to sell your works.


Stellarator WENDELSTEIN 7-X

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Magnetising coils and Plasma of Wendelstein 7-X


Friday, August 27th, 2010

The history of Chinese painting and the history of Chinese research on magnetism converge in the word dao. I doubt that the dao is useful for contemporary artistic practice.


Magnes: Puppets or Continents?

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Magnes: There was a time when people conceived me as a sort of key. A key to experiences of infinity, of the universe, of the sublime.


Starting and Writing

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Realometer: Given that it makes sense to speak of origins and starts: When did calculation start? It must have started with inscription, with carving.

Natel: With what we today call graphical interfaces. What about tattoos?

Realometer: First man carved into his own flesh, then into the ground apart from him.

Jabès: Singing chants challenges inscription and writing.

Realo: Texts are frozen waves, which are set into movement by reading and copying. Copying a text is a form of creating an atmosphere, of tuning in.

Magnes and Duchamp

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Magnes: Don’ t be silly, let’s think of ways to avoid strict rules and oppositions like good and bad.

Duchamp: A charming way could be to signal how oppositions and rules evolve. Where does the rectangle come from, why and how did mankind start to draw lines?

Realo: How brave and interesting, sorry but I prefer to watch Magneto.